Gill to leave Reds for France


Super Rugby side Reds have confirmed flanker Liam GIll is to leave at the end of the season to take up a contract in France, reportedly with Toulon.

Gill has played 65 times for Reds since making his debut in 2011 and also has 15 Australia caps.

It is thought he will join Top 14 giants Toulon, where he would link up with fellow Australia stars Drew Mitchell, Quade Cooper, Matt Giteau and James O'Connor.

And Gill is excited to embrace a new challenge, telling Reds' official website: "It was a very difficult decision, but I felt the time was right to challenge myself and play rugby in a different environment. 

"I feel I have done as much as I can in Australian rugby and now look to enjoy a new opportunity.

"It's really difficult to leave the Reds, but I'm excited by the opportunity this current group has for the season. This news just gives me even more drive to repay the faith of the QRU and the support of our fans."

The 23-year-old earned a full contract with Reds at just 17 and was part of the side that won Super Rugby in 2011.